Take the TSI Exam at Home Virtual Remote TSI Testing

SAC students who need to test on the TSIA 2.0

The San Antonio College Assessment and Testing Center provides testing services to students of San Antonio College and to the Community. Services include test administration of the TSI Exam for college placement, CLEP, TEAS, TCEQ, GED and external proctoring of the TSI. We evaluate student TSI status, and advise students on any pending TSI issues for TSI compliance. We also process our student's test scores such as AP, SAT, ACT, IB, GED, CLEP, and TSI. We are very supportive of our Online Learners by providing one time virtual or remote testing placement services on the TSI and provide student advise on the enrollment process.

**TSI Fees - Full Exam $32, Two Sections $24, Single Subject $12. Cash, electronic checks or credit cards accepted. Testing fees are non-refundable. **

To request accommodations for your TSI Exam, please contact disABILITY Support Services at 210-486-0020 or sac-dssstudent@alamo.edu  to schedule an appointment.

A current and valid form of State ID or Driver's License is mandatory to take the TSI as per the State of Texas:

All acceptable forms of photo identification must be physical, current and valid: ƒ Driver’s license ƒ State-approved or federal ID ƒ Military ID ƒ College ID ƒ High school ID ƒ Middle school ID ƒ Passport ƒ Tribal ID ƒ Naturalization card or certificate of citizenship. (A picture of your ID on a cellular device will NOT be accepted)

To determine if you are EXEMPT from the TSIA exam: TSI Requirement Exemptions. If you believe you may be exempt from the TSIA exam, please email us at sac-Assessment@alamo.edu (include your full name, banner ID#, and brief explanation).  Please make sure on you complete your AlamoENROLL modules on your ACES account. If you need assistance with ACES contact IT at 210-486-0777.

If you have taken the TSI within the last 5 years, please complete the TSI Cross Institutional Reporting Form.

 SAC Cross Institutional Reporting Form

If a student is not meeting the exemptions or waivers as defined above must take the TSIA exam to determine student's readiness for college-level coursework in the general areas of reading, writing and mathematics.

STEP I: Virtual Remote TSI Testing:

You can take the TSI exam at home by using your home computer. Your home computer will need to meet certain requirements in order to carry the exam remotely.  Virtual testing is proctored by a company named Examity.  Virtual testing, offers an alternative vehicle for testing, targeting those students that for good reason cannot come in person to test. For example, students that have mobility/ medical reasons, students that live outside the city, state or country especially for online students, students that cannot get away from work to test, etc.   

You will first need to find out if your home computer has the capability to carry the Virtual Remote testing requirements.  In order to find out, do the following:

***Chromebooks laptops are not able to test with Examity.***

If your home computer qualifies for virtual testing, you will need to complete the following steps to demonstrate your intentions to attend SAC. Please proceed to Step II.

If your computer does not qualify, you may test on campus or borrow a computer from a friend or family member. 

STEP II.  Student will need to meet certain SAC Enrollment Steps before a voucher is created for virtual remote testing.

 Here are the steps that will need to be completed prior to testing:

  1. Complete and submit your admission application at applytexas.org (allow 3-4 days for application to process)
  2. Have a current application and a student banner number
  3. Submitted official high school transcript/college transcripts/GED scores.
  4. Complete AlamoENROLL modules in your ACES Account: Go FAARR and Test Prep.
  5. The TSI Assessment is not a timed test. The average time to complete all sections of the test is 3-5 hours.
  6. TAKE THE TIME TO PREPARE! TSIA2 Student Practice and Resources Quick Links located on the left hand margin.

STEP III:  Students testing virtually will need to pay the TSI Testing Fee:

The TSI testing fee will depend on what section(s) that the student will need to test on. For example, it will be $32.00 for all three sections of the TSI exam, $24.00 if you require two sections, and $12.00 for one section. The sections are writing, reading and math. We will email the student once the "TSI Virtual Online Request Form" is submitted within 1-2 business days the link to our online payment system. Once payment is made, a copy of the receipt will need to be emailed to sac-assessment@alamo.edu for proof of payment (please be sure to include your Banner ID number).

Notice:  Examity Proctoring Fee is $25+Tax

There are two fees that are involved in taking the TSI Exam, one is the TSI Exam Fee and the second is the Proctoring Fee, it is only the Proctoring Fee at this moment that is being waived for San Antonio College students ONLY. 

**Should you have any questions about the TSI or how to sign up to test remotely, please contact us at sac-assessment@alamo.edu.**

STEP IV:  Create Voucher

After proof of payment is received, a Testing Voucher will be emailed to you and to Examity if you are testing virtually and to your area college if you are testing through regular remote testing. If testing virtually, Examity will email detail instructions on how to proceed. Please allow 1-2 business days to receive your Testing Voucher.

Once you have received your testing voucher, there are two guides to help you create your profile with Examity.

Please contact Examity support team at 855-392-6489 or email them at support@examity.com for assistance.

TESTING VOUCHER IS VALID FOR ONLY 30 DAYS FROM GENERATED DATE. IF EXPIRED, YOU WILL NEED TO PAY FOR A NEW VOUCHER. 

STEP V.   Completion of Virtual Remote testing.

The SAC assessment center will receive an automatic notice informing us that the student has completed their exam. We will check to confirm that the test scores have been uploaded and the TSI hold has been released.

We will e-mail the student of such and will give them an update on any enrollment steps that are pending along with instruction on how to address them.

Once you have completed and read Steps I thru V, complete our online form:

TSI Exam Virtual Online Request Form